Society as a kid: Be whatever you want! Follow your dreams! Nothing is impossible! The sky is the limit!
Society as you get older: That’s not realistic. You’ll never make money that way. Not in this economy. Good luck being homeless.
Sometimes I get sad because I don’t have a rival with whom I can duel and have huge amounts of sexual tension.
1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous." -After David Ogilvy’s now-infamous 10 tips on writing and Henry Miller’s 11 commandments of writing, here comes a list of rules for writers from George Orwell circa 1946. (via explore-blog)